Pharaohs insists CAF delays South Africa clash

Eslam Omar, Monday 21 Feb 2011

The Egyptian national team have requested that their continental match against South Africa be postponed due to the ongoing political unrest


The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has officially demanded that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) reschedule the Pharaohs match against South Africa in the 2012 African Cup of Nations (ACN) qualifiers from March 25 to sometime in the summer.

The match is very critical for the Pharaohs as they bottom their group with a single point of possible six but the ongoing circumstances in Egypt have made it hard for the Africa champions to prepare for the clash.

“We are hoping that the CAF agrees to postpone but we are ready no matter what,” goalkeepers coach Ahmed Soliman told the Ahram Portal, adding “We will watch Zamalek, Ahly, Ismaily and Haras El Hodoud in their continental competitions (African Champions League and Confederation Cup) before we hold a training campaign.”

The EFA have cancelled the Egypt Cup and stopped the Egyptian Premier League for security reasons since the demonstrations that broke in the country and there is no confirmed information yet about rescheduling the competitions.

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